We are delighted to announce that our wines were met with great acclaim at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Specifically, we won gold medals for our 2015 Tempranillo and 2016 Malvasia Bianca. We won silver medals for our 2014 Tank 28 and 2015 Malbec. We won bronze medals for our 2015 Merlot and 2016 Orange Muscat.
This is the largest competition of American wines in the world. In early January, 67 skilled judges from a variety of fields including trade, education, media, retail and hospitality traveled to the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County to determine the best wines in the U.S.A., starting with a field of 6,960 wines from 35 states. Utilizing an extensive process that divides the varietals into several categories and subcategories, the event gave the panels the chance to rate entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold or Double Gold. A complete listing of the 2018 results can be found at http://winejudging.com/medal-winners/ .
Hi everyone, and Happy New Year!
2017 has been quite the year at Aridus-- we doubled our complexity, nearly doubled our incoming tonnage, and are happy to say that we'll be bringing you a lot of new, exciting wines in the upcoming year. I have to say-- I can't wait for you all to try our 2016 reds, and am really looking forward to the eventual releases of some extended barrel-aged reds that we'll all just have to wait a while longer for.
Some of you may have heard, but for those of you that haven't-- you won't be hearing quite as much from me on this blog for a few months. I'm taking a brief leave of absence to join the Kirrihill Winery harvest team in Clare, South Australia this January through April. With any luck, I'll come back with a few new tricks up my sleeve. I'll miss everyone here, but I'll be back soon enough.
In the meantime, I hope you all had the best of holidays, and I can't wait to see you all again in the springtime!
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